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December 13, 2012
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  • Bill nixes bag rescreening on some international flights
    The House on Wednesday passed the No-Hassle Flying Act, which will let the Transportation Security Administration waive luggage rescreening rules when the bags come from international airports that adopt U.S.-equivalent baggage scanning protocol. The bill will move on to President Barack Obama for his signature. "This is a smart, efficient way to streamline travel, boost tourism and lower costs while maintaining the highest security standards," said Nicholas E. Calio, president and chief executive of Airlines for America. Dayton Daily News (Ohio)/The Associated Press (12/12), The Washington Post (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  • TSA isn't "playing" at all with risk-based approach
    The Transportation Security Administration says the 120 "plays" in its playbook are used randomly in order to throw off terrorists. The plays are part of the organization's risk-based approach, which also helps better allocate funding. "We know terrorists study us and shape their attacks based on our procedures and methods," said TSA Deputy Administrator John Halinski. FederalNewsRadio.com (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • New baggage, security checks at Colorado airport
    A new baggage and security system at Eagle County Regional Airport in Gypsum, Colo., takes half the manpower to operate than the one previously used. About 99% of passengers now go through a scanner that uses millimeter waves instead of X-rays, and the rest are screened via pat-downs. The baggage system more quickly loads baggage and effectively identifies suspicious bags. Vail Daily (Colo.) (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • PreCheck lands at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood airport
    The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport introduced the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program, which lets pre-screened passengers bypass belt and shoe removal. Tim Lewis, the airport's federal security director, said the timing is perfect. "We're going to be real busy for the holidays and going in all the way into April time frame is the busiest time of year here at Fort Lauderdale," Lewis added. WSVN-TV (Miami) (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Sequestration may cause air traffic controller furloughs
    Without a deficit reduction agreement, the 2011 Budget Control Act will trigger an 8.2% reduction in the Federal Aviation Administration's budget, the National Air Traffic Controllers Association says. Sequestration could drive furloughs for as many as 2,200 air traffic controllers. Government Executive (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Project Director - Senior Airport ArchitectHillsborough County Aviation AuthorityTampa, FL
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